NC3Rs events at Pint of Science 2017
Listen to some of our grant holders talk about thier 3Rs-related research in pubs around the UK.
The 3Rs prize award ceremony
Download posters from the event highlighting work from the NC3Rs and our grant holders.
Eleven ways your funding application could be failing
Our new blog looks at common mistakes that applicants make in their research proposals.
3Rs prize awarded to paper investigating the welfare of laboratory rats
Research evidencing the importance of natural rat behaviours to animal welfare wins our international competition.
Announcing the NC3Rs year of laboratory rodent welfare
In 2017 we will run a number of initiatives focusing on the welfare of laboratory rodents.
Coming soon: Laboratory mouse aggression survey
Crowdsourcing data project for technicians to identify patterns and triggers of aggression
Research shows mouse handling methods substantially impact study results
NC3Rs-funded research evidences how non-aversive tunnel handling can improve mouse performance in behavioural tests.
Choosing contractors for animal research
Advice on animal welfare standards for researchers applying for grants.
Our strategy for improving the welfare of research animals
Our strategy is published in a special issue of Lab Animal focusing on reproducibility.
Funding for PhD studentships in cardiovascular research
Our Chief Executive Dr Vicky Robinson discusses 3Rs opportunities in cardiovascular research in her latest blog.
Our PhD Studentship Review
A new review from the NC3Rs, focusing on the scientific and 3Rs impacts of our PhD studentship scheme to date.
Launch of our new hub: Increasing human tissue use
A new resource to support scientists in accessing human tissue for research.

The NC3Rs

If you are a scientist, animal technician, veterinarian, regulator, funder or policy maker, the NC3Rs can help you to:

  • Drive scientific and technological developments that replace, reduce or refine the use of animals in research (the 3Rs)
  • Ensure your animal experiments are as robust and reproducible as possible
  • Provide the best welfare for laboratory animals


Science-led and evidence-based, we fund research and early careers, foster collaborations between universities and industry to develop and commercialise 3Rs technologies, and provide information on the latest advances to put the 3Rs into practice.

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Open calls

Submission date:
An updated outline form is now available for submissions to the 2017 call for applications.